I must admit to being quite groggy today due to a very late night (morning?). It is already afternoon and I'm planning on brewing another pot of strong coffee when I finish my work at the computer.
I had put North & South on hold at the library, thanks to a recommendation by Lady Lydia. I picked it up the same day my daughter arrived to visit.
Finally...yesterday evening...after the kids were in bed...we put the first DVD in, thinking we would watch half of it during the evening yesterday and half tonight...uh huh.
We were glued to the TV the entire first disc. We looked at each other and asked what it would hurt if we watched one more episode. Then we figured...what the hey, we've already stayed up way too late...and watched the rest.
I have to say, North & South will definitely go down as one of my all time favorite movies. I don't know why I hadn't heard of it before. It will definitely be on my "purchase" list. I thought it was going to be a nice romance but it reminded me a lot of Amazing Grace, in the sense it puts you in the middle of urgent social concerns as they are happening.
I especially love having a strong female character who remains quite feminine and polite, while being forceful about the need for social change. This woman has character as well as intelligence. The lead male character is a Mr. Darcey type, need I say more?
Rent or purchase the movie, brew some tea, set out some cookies...and enjoy. This is a movie the men in your life will enjoy, too.
For an excellent review, read this by Lady Lydia on the LAF website.